Series: The Light #1
Narrator: Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins, Noah Michael Levine
Published by Audible Studios on June 14, 2016
Length: 13 hours, 17 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.
Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city's most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.
As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she's awakened to - an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience - and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can't recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price....
A young woman named Sara Adams awakens in total darkness and with no memories. She’s being treated for injuries suffered in a crash with her eyes bandaged and a cast on her leg. Her only lifeline is her husband, Jacob, who she doesn’t remember. All she knows is what she’s being told, that she’s a member of an organization called The Light.
Stella Montgomery is an investigator for a television news station and begins looking into the mysterious disappearance of young women in Detroit. She thinks it may tie into the disappearance of her best friend and co-worker who vanished two weeks ago. Things get creepy when she looks into Gabriel Clark, the elusive head of the religious organization called The Light.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill or standard cult though it may first appear that way. Sara’s and Stella’s stories are told in their own narratives, along with Jacob’s so the three perspectives keep things moving and interesting. I found Sara’s awakening fascinating as she was a blank canvas, gathering information in the same way we took it in. The challenge was to figure out how the three would ultimately connect.
I had a feeling this would end in a cliffhanger and that it did. Boy, was it a doozy. I must admit I had my suspicions about some things but there was a part that did come as a surprise. I loved the narration, especially the use of multiple performers. That helped with the transitions and made a weird story even more bizarre. I liked it and am intrigued. On to the next book and I’m glad I waited until it was available.
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